Stella Stevens


Stella Stevens

Infobox Playboy Playmate
name = Stella Stevens



imagesize = 150px
caption =
issue = January 1960
birthname =
birthplace = Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States
birthdate = birth date and age|mf=yes|1938|10|1
deathdate =
deathplace =
bust = 37"
waist = 22"
hips = 36"
height = height|ft=5|in=5
weight = convert|118|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
preceded = Ellen Stratton
succeeded = Susie Scott
website = http://www.stellastevens.biz

Stella Stevens (born Estelle Caro Eggleston; October 1, 1938) is an American actress, film producer, film director and pinup model who began her acting career in 1959.

Biography

Early life

Stevens was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the daughter of Dovey Estelle (née Caro) and Thomas Ellett Eggleston. [ [http://www.genealogymagazine.com/stellastevens.html The Deep Southern Roots of Stella Stevens ] ] She married electrician Noble Herman Stephens on December 1, 1954, probably in Memphis, Tennessee, with whom she had her only child, actor/producer Andrew Stevens. She and Herman Stephens divorced three years later, although she retained a variation of his surname as her own professional name.

Career

Stevens was first under contract to 20th Century Fox, then dropped after six months. After winning the role of "Appassionata Von Climax" for the musical "Li'l Abner" (1959), she gained a contract with Paramount Pictures (1959-1963) and later Columbia Pictures (1964-1968). She shared the 1960 Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female" with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, and Janet Munro for "Say One For Me". [ [http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/member/30231 Golden Globes official site] , retrieved February 7, 2008.] In 1960, she was "Playboy" magazine's Playmate of the Month for January (and had featured pictorials in 1965 and 1968). Stevens was listed among the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th Century (#27). During the 1960s, she was one of the ten most photographed women in the world, along with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret and Raquel Welch.

In 1962, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in "Girls! Girls! Girls!". Later that year, she portrayed Jerry Lewis's love interest in "The Nutty Professor". This was followed by other comic turns as the former "Miss Montana" beauty queen in Vincente Minnelli's "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" and as Dean Martin's inept partner in the Matt Helm spy spoof "The Silencers".

Stevens was featured in Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" in 1970 with Jason Robards. In 1972, she appeared in Irwin Allen's "The Poseidon Adventure" as "Linda Rogo" (the former-hooker wife of Ernest Borgnine's character). Throughout her career, Stevens appeared in dozens of TV shows and was a regular on the 1981-1982 prime-time soap opera "Flamingo Road". She teamed with the late Sandy Dennis in a touring production of an all-female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple", playing the messy one. She produced and directed two films, "The Ranch" (1989) and "The American Heroine" (1979).

Filmography

Films

* "American Cowslip" (2007) (pre-production) (attached)
* "Popstar" (2005)
* "Hell to Pay" (2005)
* "Glass Trap" (2005)
* "Blessed" (2004)
* "The Long Ride Home" (2003)
* "Size 'Em Up" (2001)
* "Invisible Mom" (1997) (V)
* "Bikini Hotel" (1997)
* "Virtual Combat" (1996)
* "Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure" (1995) (V)
* "The Granny" (1995)
* "Illicit Dreams" (1995)
* "Star Hunter" (1995) (V)
* "Molly & Gina" (1994)
* "Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III" (1994) (V)
* "Hard Drive" (1994)
* "Little Devils: The Birth" (1993)
* "Eye of the Stranger" (1993)
* "The Nutt House" (1992)
* "South Beach" (1992)
* "Last Call" (1991)
* "Exiled in America" (1990)
* "The Terror Within II" (1990)
* "Down the Drain" (1990)
* "Mom" (1990)
* "Exiled in America" (1990)
* "Monster in the Closet" (1987)
* "The Longshot" (1986)
* "A Masterpiece of Murder" (1986)
* "Chained Heat" (1983)
* "Ladies Night" (1983)
* "Wacko" (1983)
* "The Manitou" (1978)
* "Mister Deathman" (1977)
* "Nickelodeon" (1976)
* "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold" (1975)
* "Las Vegas Lady" (1975)
* "Arnold" (1973)
* "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), as Linda Rogo
* "Slaughter" (1972)
* "Stand Up and Be Counted" (1972)
* "A Town Called Hell" (1971)
* "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970)
* "The Mad Room" (1969)
* "Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows" (1968)
* "Sol Madrid" (1968)
* "How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life" (1968)
* "Rage" (1966)
* "The Silencers" (1966)
* "The Secret of My Success" (1965)
* "Synanon" (1965)
* "Advance to the Rear" (1964)
* "The Nutty Professor" (1963)
* "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963)
* "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962)
* "Too Late Blues" (1961)
* "Man-Trap" (1961)
* "Li'l Abner" (1959), as Appassionata Von Climax
* "The Blue Angel" (1959) (uncredited)
* "Say One for Me" (1959)

Television

* - TV movie
* "Strip Mall" (2001)
* "By Dawn's Early Light" * (2000)
* "Viper" - "The Getaway" (1998)
* "The Christmas List" * (1997)
* "Nash Bridges" - "Deliverance" (1997)
* "The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" * (1997)
* "General Hospital" (1996, 1999)
* "In Cold Blood" (1996) (miniseries)
* "Silk Stalkings" - "When She Was Bad" (1996)
* "Arli$$" - "What About the Fans?" (1996)
* "Renegade" - "Love Hurts" (1996)
* "Subliminal Seduction" * (1996)
* "Dave's World" - "The Mommies" (1995)
* "" - "Vendetta" (1995)
* "Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women" * (1994)
* "Burke's Law" - "Who Killed the Romance?" (1994)
* "The Commish" - "Eastbridge Boulevard" (1993)
* "Dangerous Curves" - "In the Name of Love" (1992)
* "In the Heat of the Night" - "A Woman Much Admired" (1991)
* "Dream On" - "Over Your Dead Body" (1990)
* "Santa Barbara" (1989-1990)
* "Jake Spanner, Private Eye" * (1989)
* "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" - "Twist" (1988), "Craig's Will" (1960)
* "Man Against the Mob"* * (1988)
* "Father Dowling Mysteries" - "Fatal Confession" (1987)
* "A Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery" * (1987)
* "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's" * (1987)
* "Adventures Beyond Belief" * (1987)
* "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson" * (1987)
* "Magnum, P.I." - "Find Me a Rainbow" (1986)
* "A Masterpiece of Murder" * (1986)
* "The History of White People in America: Volume II" * (1986)
* "Murder, She Wrote" - "Funeral at Fifty-Mile" (1985)
* "Night Court" - "Harry and the Madam" (1984)
* "Highway to Heaven" - "Help Wanted: Angel" (1984)
* "Hotel" - "Flesh and Blood" (1984)
* "No Man's Land" * (1984)
* "Amazons" * (1984)
* "Fantasy Island" (2 episodes, 1983)
* "Newhart" (2 episodes, 1983)
* "Women of San Quentin" * (1983)
* "The Love Boat" (2 episodes, 1983)
* "Matt Houston" - "Whose Party Is It Anyway?" (1983)
* "Flamingo Road" (34 episodes, 1981-1982), as Lute-Mae Sanders
* "Twirl" * (1981)
* "Children of Divorce" * (1980)
* "Flamingo Road" * (1980), pilot for the TV series
* "Make Me an Offer" * (1980)
* "Friendships, Secrets and Lies" * (1979)
* "The French Atlantic Affair" (1979) (miniseries)
* "Hart to Hart" * (1979), series pilot of "Hart to Hart"
* "Express to Terror" * (1979)
* "The Jordan Chance" * (1978)
* "Cruise Into Terror" * (1978)
* "The Oregon Trail" - "Hannah's Girl" (1977)
* "The Night They Took Miss Beautiful" * (1977)
* "Murder in Peyton Place" * (1977)
* "Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging" * (1977)
* "The New Love Boat" * (1977), pilot for "The Love Boat"
* "Wanted: The Sundance Woman" * (1976)
* "Kiss Me, Kill Me" * (1976)
* "Wonder Woman" - "The New Original Wonder Woman" (1975)
* "Police Story" - "The Losing Game" (1975)
* "Honky Tonk" * (1974)
* "The Day the Earth Moved" * (1974)
* "Banacek" - "Ten Thousand Dollars a Page" (1973)
* "Linda" * (1973)
* "Climb an Angry Mountain" * (1972)
* "Hec Ramsey" - "Hangman's Wages" (1972)
* "Ghost Story" - "The Dead We Leave Behind" (1972)
* "In Broad Daylight" * (1971)
* "Ben Casey" (2 episodes, 1964)
* "Frontier Circus" - "The Balloon Girl" (1962)
* "Follow the Sun" - "Conspiracy of Silence" (1961)
* "General Electric Theater" - "The Great Alberti" (1961), "The Graduation Dress" (1960)
* "Riverboat" - "Zigzag" (1960)
* "Bonanza" - "Silent Thunder" (1960)
* "Hawaiian Eye" - "Kakua Woman" (1960)
* "Johnny Ringo" - "Uncertain Vengeance" (1960)

Director

* "The Ranch" (1989)
* "The American Heroine" (1979)

See also

* List of people in Playboy 1960-1969

References

External links

* [http://www.stellastevens.biz Official Website] for Stella Stevens
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